ERIC Number: EJ720201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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"Observations on Institutional Long-Term Care in Ontario: 1996-2002"
Berta, Whitney; Laporte, Audrey; Valdmanis, Vivian
Canadian Journal on Aging, v24 n1 p71-84 Spr 2005
We provide descriptive statistics for data collected via the Residential Care Facilities Survey (RCFS), from long-term care (LTC) facilities operating in Ontario between 1996 and 2002. The LTC sector in Ontario is dominated by large, proprietary for-profit facilities. The proportion of residents receiving extended care has increased from 53 per cent in 1996 to over 61 per cent in 2002. Government-owned facilities are significantly larger than both for-profit proprietary facilities and lay non-profit facilities. Religious and lay non-profit facilities provide care to more residents 85 years of age and older than do for-profit and government-owned facilities, while government-owned facilities provide care to a greater proportion of higher needs residents. Government-owned facilities have higher nursing intensity levels and higher direct care staffing levels than other ownership types, while for-profit facilities have significantly lower levels than other facility types. Non-profit operators have higher ratios of administrative to care staff than proprietary and government-owned facilities.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Residential Care, Institutionalized Persons, Older Adults, Residential Institutions, Health Services, Institutional Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Canada